• No Lodging - Commuter – $225.00
  • Shared Room – $309.00
  • Shrine room – $265.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $445.00
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The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

January 26 - 28, 2018

Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful introductory retreat. This program explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. We experience the power and fulfillment of resting in the present.

In addition to meditation practice, the workshop includes talks by one or more of our senior instructors, one-on-one and group meditation instruction and discussions, and opportunities to socialize with fellow participants. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world.

Friday: 5pm Arrival & Check-in, Dinner at 6:30, Evening Program 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, trained in both Japanese and Western art forms. She is also an Acharya (a senior teacher of meditation) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. From her career’s inception, her work as an artist and meditation practitioner has been intertwined with innovations in community building and education.  Since the 1970s her focus has been on using non-verbal collaborative improvisation methods to increase personal presence and group performance. Arawana is a founding member of the Presencing Institute ( and is currently on the faculty of the ALIA Institute ( in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  
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